Monday, May 6, 2013

Wigleaf's Top 50 (very) Short Fiction list

My story "Second Runner-Up," originally published in Smokelong earlier this year, made Wigleaf's Top 50 list.

This makes me want to scream into a pillow with happiness.

I'm a big fan of both Wigleaf and their best-of list.

I've discovered some of my favorite stories and writers there.

I can't wait to sit down and read the whole dang list.

Thank you to Wigleaf and the lovely editors who selected the stories this year.


  1. First off, congratulations! Thirdly, I just finished reading all 39 back issues of SLQ (only took me two months) and enjoyed Peggy Duffy, Mary Miller, Peanut Butter on Czyzniejewski, visiting a Lobster Girl, and throwing cars off cliffs during my Jalapeno Summer; I even entered the offices of Brown, Almond, and Fish, LLP for some legal advice. And found out the long way that your flash piece, "Second Runner Up," is second only in name. I thought it was just brilliant, but more important it had heart, and I really hope you'll keep sharing and posting and impaling more mermaids 'cause the world effing needs it. Oh, and pass that blunt over to me, won't you?, that kitty on the bed needs to share.

  2. This might be my favorite comment ever. And that's amazing that you read every back issue of SLQ. It's one of the best.

    Thank you for your kind words, they mean a lot!

  3. Hi Faith, I just found your fiction hot of the smoking recommendation of Jamez Chang - big thanks to both of you for hooking me up with a fantastic read!